You’ve probably seen whispers of this on Instagram and your email inbox. We’re here to spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, whatever your preferred metaphor is. Here’s presenting Urbanaut Plus — specifically, the glorious list of freebies, packages, discounts and exclusive experiences in Goa that have been put together exclusively for special members of our clan. And what better way to start this journey than to open with Goa?
We’ve created a four-day Goa itinerary to help you make the best of your membership, fresh off the press. If there’s anything better than Sunshine State, it’s Sunshine State with sunny perks on the side. Read on!
Exclusive Experiences in Goa: Day 1
Open the day at: Jamun Goa
Delhi’s ever popular Jamun opened its doors in Goa early last year, and we’re all the better for it. There’s no better way to describe it than ‘India on a plate’, so we daresay you’ll find all the dishes that you love there, and then some. We’d highly recommend the thalis for a taste of all the good stuff.
Here’s the U+ deal: Get 10% off your table’s bill, no questions asked. All you need is one membership card!
Head out with: Konkan Explorers
Goa’s mangroves are a collective wonder in their own right, and well worth taking up a couple of hours in your day. Head out with Team Konkan Explorers in a kayak to revel in the silence punctuated only by the sounds of nature. Depending on the package you choose, you get snacks and beer for that post-brunch extra.
Here’s the U+ deal: Get a 5% discount on every single one of their packages — kayaking, cruising, SUP et al!
Nom nom with: Ping’s Bia Hoi
In the heart of bustling Sangolda is this Vietnamese-style beer garden that’s a perfect wrap to your day. It’s the place to go for good ol’ Asian street food and incredible cocktails on the side, if you’re so inclined. It’s definitely a local favourite, so that makes the Urbanaut Plus deal on this even sweeter!
Here’s the U+ deal: Get 10% off your entire bill at Ping’s, valid for dining in with a prior reservation.
Exclusive Experiences in Goa: Day 2
Dine at: Mahe
Mahe is unmissable, so it only makes sense that you add it to your Goa itinerary. The chic restaurant, housed in a restored Portuguese mansion, serves up modern coastal cuisine and has catapulted to the top of the list for discerning travellers. When you’re there, try the cured Mahi Mahi!
Here’s the U+ deal: Get 12% off your bill for the whole table! All you need to do is mention your U+ membership at the time of booking and show them your virtual pass before you ask for the bill.
Head into the sea with: Aquasail 360º
There’s no better time to learn to sail or surf the wind — and indeed, there’s no better place to do it. The world-class sailing company is well-known for being the go-to for quick lessons on the sea. What’s even better is that you get to extend your Urbanaut Plus deals to their Mumbai centre as well.
Here’s the U+ deal: You get 30% off their ‘Discover Sailing’ packages. If you like it, join the Club (literally) at a discounted price of Rs. 9000, get a free sailing voucher worth a whopping Rs. 12,000 and 25% to 50% off throughout the rest of the season. Yowza!
Beer daze with: Arbor Beer Garden & Eatery
Arbor packs arguably the best beer in the country, so it’s definitely worth a visit. The tropical atmosphere definitely adds to the pull of the place, if the thoughts of indulging in carefully crafted pints wasn’t enough.
Here’s the U+ deal: Cop a special beer for free when you flash your U+ card, and get the starter of the day on the house.
Exclusive Experiences in Goa: Day 3
Lunch with: Villa Nova
Villa Nova takes the cake when it comes to versatility, ambiance, and simply good food. The atmosphere is relaxing, so you’ll want to give yourself an hour or two to get the most out of it. Their falafel bowls are some of the best in town — and if you’re into afternoon cocktails, there’s no better place to be.
Here’s the U+ deal: Get an off-the-menu cocktail that’s freshly crafted by the mixologist especially for you. Just name your base, and get to drinking!
Head out with: Adventure Breaks
The road less travelled is, well, best travelled with Adventure Breaks. They’re the ones to go to for wonderful curated treks, but you’ll also be in great company should you choose to go rappelling, kayaking, swimming, canyoning, or sailing with the fun bunch.
Here’s the U+ deal: Get 10% off your private bookings to enjoy Goa’s natural hinterlands in the best company. Oh, and they also have exclusive experiences only for U+ members — we won’t divulge the details but you can expect a secluded beach, a private dinner after a leisurely kayak down the river, and loads of adventure!
Dine with: Bate Papo
Bate Papo is a true gem, tucked away in sleepy Saligao. Their calling card is good food, and Chef Ro is nothing short of a magician in the kitchen so keep your expectations high. We’d recommend the olive crusted fish or the chorizo; hang around their little store while your order is prepared.
Here’s the U+ deal: Get a small plate or dessert whipped up just for you by Chef Ro, on the house when you show your U+ card!
Exclusive Experiences in Goa: Day 4
Lunch with: Edible Archives
Edible Archives is more of a sensory experience than your everyday restaurant. Chef Anumitra is well known for reviving local ingredients and presenting them with surprising twists. The experience is at the helm of the movement to eat local, seasonal, and sustainable — and we can get behind that!
Here’s the U+ deal: Flash your membership and get a lunch curated by Chef Anumitra—complete with a starter, main course, and dessert—at just INR 850 per person! Oh, and sign up for the exclusive K-Pop Congee and Rice Appreciation class — it’s an Urbanaut Plus special and available to members only for Rs. 2000.
Head out with: SAHASEA
If you’ve never seen the sea—or indeed, been on it—at night, hit up SAHASEA for an experience we guarantee you’ll never forget. Go to them for personalised sea or river kayaking sessions. Or better still, head out for a spot of paddle boarding under a full moon. We’re half-tempted already!
Here’s the U+ deal: Get 15% off any packages you choose to take up with them. They have a beautiful homestay in the making, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Nom Nom at: Rudy’s Bar and Grill
If there ever was a cool people hang in Goa (yes, we know, the town of cool people hangs), it’s Rudy’s! It has a stunning view of the Chapora River and a gorgeous laid-back outdoor space to chill in. Don’t miss out on their wings, mutton tacos, and Wagyu steaks.
Here’s the U+ deal: Get yourself an exclusive complimentary cocktail created by the in-house mixologist with premium alcohol when you show off your U+ membership.
End the stay with: Khoj-aao! Adventures
Pass over crowded beaches for backyard explorations with Khoj-aao! Adventures’ expert team. Sign up for a half-day or full-day gander through the Goan hinterlands in the most ecologically and culturally responsible manner. The neighbourhood walks are also eye-opening!
Here’s the U+ deal: Get a 10% discount on regular group bookings or a specially curated adventure exclusive to Plus members. We won’t reveal much, but it involves walks through the woods, cycling by-lanes and a fishing boat ride!
We’re just getting started — there are plenty more exclusive experiences in Goa to unlock with your Urbanaut Plus membership. Head to the Urbanaut app to learn more, get your membership card, and jet-set-go to Goa!